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£26,000 invested in young entrepreneurs’ business

This story published on Thursday 1 June 2017
Ocean Spark Studios, a video games design business set up with the help of the University’s Enterprise Team, secures substantial funding from several investors


Enterprise Placement Year students in the running for £25,000

This story published on Monday 13 March 2017
Ocean Spark, an independent video game studio set up by four Huddersfield University Games students, are in the final round of the UK Games Fund’s Tranzfuser development programme.


Enterprise Placement Year business scoop Huddersfield Town award

This story published on Friday 20 January 2017
Enterprising students have joined an elite group after scooping Huddersfield Town’s ‘Shooting Star’ award, held in association with Lucas Lee & Partners


Game Designers triumph at national Game Republic competition

This story published on Friday 8 July 2016
Games Design and Programming team take six awards at this year’s Game Republic Student Showcase


Lost love fires Dale to make first ‘relationship’ computer game

This story published on Friday 18 March 2016
Student’s relationship breakdown inspires first ever ‘meaningful’ computer game, now available globally via the leading digital games distribution platform


Student Visit to the Museum of Computing

This story published on Friday 26 February 2016
Students, along with academics Hugh Osborne and Simon Parkinson, visited the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park on Wednesday 17th February 2016


MaKey MaKey: The Rise and Shine of DIY Gaming Controls

This story published on Tuesday 19 January 2016
“Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to Your World.”
To kick start the new year, the School of Computing Engineering held its first ‘MaKey MaKey’ Games Jam, where Computer Games Design and Programming students from all year groups used the innovative ‘MaKey MaKey’ kits to create their own computer games, with interactive controls made from a variety of materials.


BBC presenter Kate Russell delivers student lectures

This story published on Friday 20 November 2015
“...in the future, the industry will be crying out for high-quality security specialists,” says the technology presenter and writer


VIV’s keynote speeches on Smart CCTV Surveillance Forum

This story published on Friday 2 October 2015
VIV group leader Dr. Zhjie Xu and research fellow Dr. Jing Wang have been invited to share their research expertise with international partners from China, Singapore, United States and Australia in the 2nd International Symposium on Public Security and Forensic Technologies.


Visualisation of complex forensic reports

This story published on Friday 2 October 2015
When visualisation technologies meet linguistic problems, what benefit can we get from this multidisciplinary research?


Visiting professor Dianwei Wang joined VIV group

This story published on Friday 2 October 2015
Professor Dianwei Wang who is coming from the Xi’an University of Posts & Telecommunications has joined VIV group recently for his one year state-sponsored academic visiting.


A fruitful academic year of VIV group

This story published on Friday 2 October 2015
The 14/15 academic year is a productive year for all the VIV group members.


New gear for HCI

This story published on Friday 2 October 2015
The Visualisation, Interaction and Vision (VIV) Research Group take delivery of new human computer interaction (HCI) devices


VIV Member Elected as the Programme Chair for ICAC’22

This story published on Friday 2 October 2015
Dr. Zhijie Xu has been elected as the Programme Chair for the 22nd International Conference on Automation and Computing, which will be held at the Essex University in 2016.


Successful Day at Game Republic for Computer Game Students

This story published on Wednesday 15 July 2015
The Game Republic Student Showcase took place on Tuesday 2nd June at the University of York and students from the University of Huddersfield had a successful day, coming away with a number of prizes.


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